Feeds

MSI to beat rivals to market with next-gen Atoms?

Wants to be ahead of the crowd of new netbooks

Top three mobile application threats

MSI will be the first to market with Intel's next-generation netbook platform, 'Pine Trail', Asian moles have claimed.

Will it incur the wrath of Intel? Pine Trail, which is set to ship as the Atom N450, has been roadmapped for a Q4 2009 release. However, in June it looked like the chip might debut sooner rather than later on in the quarter.

Skip forward a month and it was alleged that Pine Trail's release was being put back to Q1 2010, a claim the chip giant quickly rejected.

Most likely, we reckon, Intel will ship in Q4 - meeting its public schedule - but formally launch the part early in Q1 2010, possibly at the Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place in Las Vegas in January.

Netbook leaders Asus and Acer may choose to wait until the Intel marketing machine kicks in, but it seems MSI would rather ship first and ask questions later. It wants to be able to avoid selling on price, the moles, cited by DigiTimes, said.

So don't expect MSI's ahead-of-the-rest N450 machines to be cheap. Especially since it's claimed they will feature touchscreens and run Windows 7 rather than XP. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.